KU English Club

Do you love to discuss all things reading, writing, or education and would like to be part of a passionate group of literary students? Then consider joining The English Club. As a member, you’ll plan various events and discuss your book interests with diverse people. Or, as a participant, you could simply come out to their various events and activities to be part of the atmosphere or meet new people. The English Club is open to all majors, so bring your unique interests and talents, and delve into all things literature. 

Throughout the school year, club members plan various trips and events and acquire published writers to speak on campus, giving students exposure to accomplished artists. These award-winning writers perform book signings, read from their selected poetry, undergo Q&As, and more. Interested student writers and readers receive numerous opportunities to interact with an expanse of inspiring literary mavericks and creators. The club also organizes educational trips centered around a fascination in books—every year, visiting the Poe House in Philadelphia and taking a trip on the Art Bus to New York City.   

Also, The English Club is always reaching out to the broader community. They plan community service events, activities, and charities. They have a partnership with Better World Books—a globally-reaching organization that promotes reading and literacy; they also provide aid for the Merchant Trick or Treat event held each year.  They schedule outreach with non-literary events as well, organizing social outings, Ultimate Frisbee games being a more recent example. With the collaborative help of another on-campus club, Shoofly Literary Magazine, The English Club hosts a high school poetry contest, the winners of which are announced at the Lehigh Valley Vanguard Young Writer’s Festival.

English Club members are encouraged to join the Sigma Tau Delta fraternity, the International English Honor Society. As members of the fraternity, they are offered a wide range of opportunities, from conferences and internships to scholarships and publishing possibilities. Sigma Tau Delta is dedicated to promoting higher achievements in English language and literature, stimulating interests in literature and literacy, raising the academic standards of students, and cultivating good character and fellowship among its members.    

For more information on meeting times, club members, and scheduled events and trips, go to the Kutztown University English website, follow The English Club Facebook and Twitter pages, or email them at englishclub@kutztown.edu. Their social media sites will continuously post reminders of their upcoming speakers and activities—so stay tuned during this coming fall semester!

Ultimate Frisbee!

The club also organizes social gatherings and activities for English majors like Ultimate Frisbee and book talks.

KU English Club - Halloween

The KU English Club participates in the Halloween Festivities around town to hand out candy to Kutztown families.

KU English Club - Past Officers

Friends and classmates

KU English Club - Baltimore Trip

Field Trips to Baltimore and Salem are often included as part of the English Club activities.

KU English Club trip to Washington, D.C.

Field Trips to Baltimore and Salem are often included as part of the English Club activities.

KU English Club Ultimate Frisbee Team
KU English Club
KU English Club Past Officers
KU English Club at Poe Memorial
KU English Club trip to Washington, D.C.

President: Tabitha Rea
Vice President: David Eltz
Secretary: Courtney Morstatt
Treasurer: Samantha Fairchild
Historian: Madeline O’Shea
Advisors: Dr. Amy Lynch-Biniek and Dr. Todd Williams